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November 8, 2017

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Partners for Places Grant will Support Food Waste Reduction Activities

Eleven cities across the U.S. will receive nearly a million dollars for sustainability efforts that benefit low-income neighborhoods. Cincinnati was awarded the largest grant, which will fund strategic, collaborative activities to prevent, recover, and recycle food waste. Cincinnati’s project, Save our Food Cincy, is led by Green Umbrella and the City of Cincinnati

Save Our Food Cincy aims to increase food security for low-income residents while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food sent to landfills. Green Umbrella will announce a $50,000 Save our Food Cincy Fund later this month to incentivize local food organizations and businesses to develop innovative and scalable food recovery efforts. For more details about the specific grant activities and local matching funders, check out the full press release

Super Recycle Drop-Off this Saturday

Clean out your house without growing the landfill! This Saturday, November 11, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Cincinnati Recycles and Keep Cincinnati Beautiful are hosting Super Recycles Day at Chase Elementary in Northside (4151 Turrill St 45223). Multiple organizations will be there to collect many different kinds of waste. Click on the image above for a full list of materials being accepted. You can even bring your election yard signs (plastic film and corrugated plastic)!

Green Umbrella Has Moved!

Our new office is in Starfire Council’s building at 5030 Oaklawn Drive (45227) in Madisonville. Please update our mailing address in your records. Our phone number remains 513.541.1538.

In the News

Greater Cincinnati Sustainability Project Gets Boost from National Funding, Northern Kentucky Tribune

Mill Creek's Restoration Pays Off Economically, WCPO

Students Spark Massive Recycling Movement at Wyoming Schools, WLWT 5

City Finally Set to Break Ground on Wasson Way Project


Local Food Hub Connecting Farmers to Customers, Local 12 WKRC

Cincinnati's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Down, but Air Quality Still a Challenge, WCPO

Greater Cincinnati Park Named One of Ohio's Best-Kept Secrets, Cincinnati Business Courier (subscriber content)

The Latest on Food Waste, Freestore Foodbank

Threats to Earth Grow Intense, Cincinnati Enquirer

Green Cincinnati Plan Update

The next round of task team meetings for the Green Cincinnati Plan will take place November 13-20, 2017, with the exception of the Food team, which met November 2. The following meetings will be held in City Hall, Room 115, 801 Plum Street 45202:

  • Natural Systems: 11/13, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Waste: 11/13, 7:30-9:00 pm
  • Built Environment: 11/14, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Resilience: 11/14, 7:30-9:00 pm
  • Transportation: 11/15, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Energy: 11/16, 5:30-7:00 pm

The following meetings will take place at the Cincinnati Zoo’s Schott Education Center, 3400 Vine St., 45220:

  • Education and Outreach: 11/20, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Spanish Language: 11/20, 7:30-9:00 pm

To learn more visit or contact Ollie Kroner, City of Cincinnati Sustainability Coordinator.

Professional Resources
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Transportation Service Providers Aggregation Tool. The City of Cincinnati seeks to develop a web-based, mobile-friendly tool that delivers end to end, multi-modal transit routes, based on user preferences such as cost, transit modes, number of stops, environmental concerns and healthy lifestyles. The full RFP is available online from the City Manager's Office.  

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The City of Cincinnati is offering mini-grants to support Urban Agriculture. Funds are available for agricultural production, growing sites and aggregation distribution sites within the City of Cincinnati. Applicants can be non-profit or for profit corporations, but not individuals. Applications are due November 20.

CONFERENCE: Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative presents its biennial symposium “Stand Up & Build: Creating Worker-Owned Co-ops to Reduce Inequality,” December 1 & 2. The event features speakers from Mondragon and will provide participants the opportunity to meet with individuals from around the country who are bringing union co-ops to life in manufacturing, food systems, construction, grocery, transportation, childcare and other sectors. Check out the full agenda here.

Green Jobs & Volunteer

Interact for Health Fellow - Interact for Health

High School Environmental Mentor - Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Housing Development Coordinator - Working In Neighborhoods

Community Engagement Coordinator - Working In Neighborhoods

Farmers Market Manager - City of Fairfield, Ohio

Water Quality Assistant - OKI Regional Council of Governments

OAC Executive Director - Outdoor Adventure Clubs

Urban Farmer - Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage

Please visit our Green Jobs page to view older postings.

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Green Umbrella Events:

Produce Safety Q&A

Thursday, November 9
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wyoming Recreation Center

Miami 2 Miami Connection Open House

Monday, November 13

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Liberty Township Meeting Center

Greenspace Action Team Meeting

Tuesday, November 14
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Winton Woods

Transportation Action Team Meeting

Thursday, November 16

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Waste Reduction Action Team Meeting
Friday, November 17
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Hamilton County Environmental Services

Watershed Action Team
Friday, December 1
9:00 - 11:00 am
Hamilton County Environmental Services

Outdoor Action Team Meeting
Thursday, December 7
8:30 - 10:00 am

Cincinnati Zoo

Annual Meeting & Celebration
Thursday, December 7
4:00 - 6:30 pm
MadTree in Oakley

Our Upcoming Member Events:

Winter Village Green Farmers Market
Every Wednesday
4:00 - 7:00 pm
City of Fairfield, Ohio

Planting for Diversity
Thursday, November 9
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Spring Grove Cemetery

Wildflower Society Lecture Series
Friday, November 10
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Cincinnati Parks

Ecological Wisdom for Challenging Times

Saturday, November 11

9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Super Recycle Drop-Off

Saturday, Novemer 11

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cincinnati Recycles

Cincinnati Coffee Festival

Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12

Ohio River Foundation

Save the Food Seminar
Monday, November 13
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District

Get Efficient Launch Party
Tuesday, November 14
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

Defend Our Beer Cincinnati
Tuesday, November 14
6:00 - 8:00 pm
University of Cincinnati

MSJ Sustainability Expo
Wednesday, November 15
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Mount St. Joseph University

OAC Happy Hour and Backpacking Basics
Thursday, November 16
4:00 - 8:00 pm

Outdoor Adventure Clubs

Mill Creek Revival Celebration
Thursday, November 16
6:00 - 10:00 pm

Groundwork Cincinnati

Animals Alive!
Friday, November 17
11:00 am

Great Parks of Hamilton Co.

Campfire on the Bluff
Friday, November 17
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Cincinnati Parks

Cincy Block Party

Friday, November 17
7:00 - 11:00 pm

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

National Take a Hike Day
Saturday, November 18
9:00 am

Kenton County Parks & Rec

Green Home Tour
Saturday, November 18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

USGBC Ohio Chapter

Map & Compass Hike
Saturday, November 18
10:00 - 8:00 pm

Great Parks of Hamilton Co.

Kate Albert Presentation
Sunday, November 19
12:00 pm

Cincinnati Nature Center

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